Unless you have been living under a rock, you are well aware of the debate regarding the efficacy of the flu vaccine. While no one is denying that it works, there has been some discussion about whether or not all vaccinations do more harm than good in the long run. If you ask any of your patients who have had the flu vaccine whether it was worth it, most will say, “Absolutely!” For elderly patients especially, the flu vaccine means that they do not have to worry about becoming seriously ill during the fall and winter.
However, not all flu vaccines are created equal. In order to keep your clients happy and healthy during the colder months, it is important to choose the right flu vaccine for your primary patient base. Novartis Fluvirin, Sanofi Fluzone, and GSK Flulaval are three vaccination brands that can help your clients have a safe and healthy winter. All three have been proven to be effective. Though some of your clients may refuse vaccinations, you have the ability to provide the best possible care to those who do wish to have a flu-free winter, with any of the three brands listed above.